A Roanoke woman heads to Panama City, urging people to forget about the hurricane victims
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - A week ago this week, WDBJ7 was in Panama City, Florida, investigating damage caused by Hurricane Michael. This weekend, a Roanoke woman returns to her hometown for the first time after a storm. He hopes that after this powerful storm people will not forget.
"My sister and I were on the beach when I was five or six," said Katina Rains, pointing to the blurry picture. "And you will see some watermarks since Hurricane Opal came and painted it."
"Beautiful beaches," she said. "The people there just have a real heart for the community and for each other, just a lovely place to raise their family."
"She said, 'It got worse,'" the woman said, reading her father's old text message the day Hurricane Michael landed. "" We are all moving to safer places. This is the worst storm I've ever lived. Pray on ... Ok, we're back in the storm, in a quiet time we went out and couldn't believe the devastation everywhere around us. There has never been such a thing. Pray really, and let us pray for us to reach what may be coming. ""
"She's a Panama City firefighter," the woman said. "And he has gone through the worst, and he has seen us through storms, and he has given us shade, so I knew it was bad."